Latest: Polish man killed in New Years Eve stabbing in Cavan

Latest: Polish man killed in New Years Eve stabbing in Cavan
Gardaí at the scne of the incident in Ballyjamesduff. Pic: Lorraine Teevan.

Update 5.45pm: Gardaí in Cavan investigating a fatal stabbing are making a further appeal for information from the public.

The stabbing occurred at Dublin Street, Ballyjamesduff at approximately 11pm last night and a 40-year-old man is said to have received "serious stab wounds". He was removed to Cavan General Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after 9.30am this morning.

The deceased is a Polish national and Gardaí have been in contact with his family in Poland.

A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed.

The post mortem has concluded and for operational reasons the results are not being disclosed at this stage.

Gardaí wish to speak to:

  • Anyone who was driving on the Dublin road, Ballyjamesduff between 10.30pm and 12 midnight on the 31st December and who may have had a dash cam in operation.

  • The Polish community or any member of the public who may any information whatsoever.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Bailieboro on 042-9694570 , The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Earlier 1.20pm: Man dies in New Year's Eve stabbing in Co. Cavan

A man has been stabbed to death in Co. Cavan.

The stabbing happened at Dublin Street in Ballyjamesduff at around 11pm last night.

A 40-year-old man is said to have received "serious stab wounds" and was removed to Cavan General Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after 9.30am this morning.

A post mortem examination is due to take place today and the local coroner has been notified.

No arrests have been made and the scene has been preserved for a technical examination.

Gardaí are appealling for any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the incident to contact them at Bailieboro Garda Station on 042-9694570 , The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


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